Are you ready for some March Madness? Well, the month will be coming in like a unicorn… and not in the way you might expect! DJ Scratchy is still here, but she put the Sponkies on the bus to their native Australia for the month (hopefully an amphibious bus) so she can do a five week revival of her original Monday series, Mecca Muzak Mondays! Yes, each Monday in the month of March will not feature some golden oldie out of the Dusty Vinyl Archive, but a bit more of a modern lost classic that I learned to love simply by not tuning out the retail muzak that plays at work! And leading off this March Madness Mecca Muzak Monday (MMMMM!) will be an absolutely fucking fun song to listen to by an American group that is known all over the world…….. except in America.
For over a decade, I had been aware that a band named Scissor Sisters existed… but knowing nothing about them, I assumed it had to be some lesbian act who sang pro-feminist songs about male chauvinistic pigs like myself. Yeah, and the Barenaked Ladies are really women who perform in the nude…
Scissor Sisters is actually a New York-based quintet featuring only one sister, but plenty of members who do play for the other team. While America was busy ignoring them, they were taking the rest of the free world by storm. And thanks to Mecca, I can finally say I know a Scissor Sisters song…. and this little piece of new age disco will make even those of you who burned your Bee Gees albums in shame want to cut a bit of a rug. Here is the ironically named “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'”….
How can you hate on a fun little song like that which none other than Elton John had a hand in writing, and possibly even playing piano in? I’ll still hold that “Get Lucky” is the best disco song of the new millennium…. but this one’s a very close second! This song was Top 10 in almost every European country, as well as Canada, Australia and New Zealand when it was released in 2006! In the US, where the band was born and raised, “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'” made it all the way up to……….. #102, which still makes it their biggest hit in the States. That, folks, is a travesty….
Join me and DJ Scratchy next Monday for some more muzak that Billboard didn’t care about, but lucky for us, Mecca did….
snuglle what have you done? …hope there is buster-blood what ruins your snuggle fur… we ike the song!!! and we love the voice of jason!!!
Buster will be OK. Just stuff his organs back inside and use a little duct tape, and he’s good as new!
Hey – the lead singer has The Weimaraner Brothers’ Mom’s Suzie Quattro pants on! I have NEVER heard that song. But then I didn’t listen much to radio stations playing the top “102” !
I’m sure he doesn’t rock the Suzi pants as well as The Mama does. And he probably eats a lot of ice cream too!
The name is familiar, but not this song. But I’m just fine not knowing any more than that, thanks.
I firmly believe ignorance can be bliss…
If you dance that way, don’t trip and fall down on them.
I’ll bet Edward Scissorhands was a dancing fool. Though the probably had the floor to himself…
Oh goodness those pants are tight. I have to admit I don’t recall this one. Not due to tight pants but maybe because my old brain is completely full. But hey, that was fun. The clothes were fun. I wonder if the band members look back now and laugh. Hey, I do when I look at old pictures. Now EVERYBODY get off your chairs and DANCE!!!!
I’ll bet the lead singer has no regrets. He probably still wears clothes like that, even when he doesn’t feel like dancin’…
I didn’t have to play this to know which song it is, it was pretty big over here. Funnily enough I listened to one of their albums a couple of weeks ago. I was reminded of them as I was watching a Dr Who episode featuring another of their hits, “I Can’t Decide”.
I approve of this band! It’s a world gone mad!
I had a feeling you would like this…. but I couldn’t let that stop me from posting it because it’s just such a fun song. I’ll try harder to offend you next week…
You could at least attempt to push back into the “inoffensive to mildly annoying” range…
Love the vertical stripes. Have to admit, I had not heard this one. The floating heads in the video seem to go well with the Bee Gees falsetto voice.